Miss Sophie Rhodes MMTH MSc

Research Degree Student

About Sophie Rhodes



Sophie studied an MMTH in Applied Mathematics at the University of East Anglia, with a focus on mathematical biology. Her final year dissertation focussed on the mathematical modelling of blood flow in the microcirculatory system. Sophie then went on to complete an MSc in Epidemiology from Imperial College, where she directed her experience of mathematical modelling towards disease transmission dynamics and Bayesian parameter inference techniques for stochastic epidemic models.




Sophie is now undertaking a Mphil/PhD in within-host mathematical modelling of the immune response to infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the interaction of vaccination to this immune response.  The preliminary aims of her research are the following:

Research areas

  • Innate immunity
  • Modelling
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • T-cell immunology
  • Vaccines


  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Vaccinology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Tuberculosis

Other interests

  • Bayesian methods
  • Immunization,Vaccine
  • R statistical language
  • TB Centre
  • mathematical modeling
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